Wild Berry Jam Recipes

| 6/24/2014 8:32:00 AM

Wild Berries for Jam

Ahhhh, fresh berries. Best when eaten out of hand fresh off the plant, wonderful when folded into muffin or scone batter, beautiful on top of homemade cake or a green salad. But the season is so fleeting, berries almost call out to be preserved to get us through the dark days of winter. That’s why I love to make berry jams. All kinds of berry jams; strawberry freezer jam, mulberry/blackberry jam, blueberry/raspberry jam, raspberry/apricot jam, and this wild all-berries jam.

Fresh Berries For Jam

Are you familiar with Gifford's Ice Cream? If not, you are missing a treat.

One summer when my children were toddlers and we lived in Maine, my husband had a job where he was gone for 14 days at a time. Believe me, those days were long for me and my boys! To help speed the time, we drove down the mountain at least once a week for some creamy Gifford's Ice Cream. The kids usually chose Smurf cones (I can't really remember how they were made but it involved very blue ice cream), but I was partial to Gifford’s Maine Wildberry flavor. It had a little bit of everything in it, along with actual berry chunks.

I had Wildberry in mind when I made this all-berries jam that uses raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. If you can't find Gifford's Maine Wildberry Ice Cream, the next best thing might be a scoop of good old vanilla topped with this homemade jam.

Home Canning Safety Guidelines

Before starting any canning project, it’s always a good idea to brush up on home canning safety tips. Lessons learned at Grandma’s knee might no longer be considered safe. Mother Earth News has published many canning articles that help keep us up-to-date, including the very helpful Home Canning Guide.

7/7/2014 5:22:06 PM

Can you use this recipe for freezer jam?

6/30/2014 7:34:27 AM

I love fresh berries, I will surely love your recipe, I can wait to try it. Thank you for sharing.

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